When a porous cork enclosure is the only thing blocking oxygen from your California wine there’s plenty of room for failure. As one winemaker said to us several years back, … Continue Reading Screw Caps Vs Cork In California Wine Bottles: Which Works Best?
California Red Wine at Room Temperature? Is that 80°, 70° or 60°? Winemakers Weigh In on Favorite Temps
Everybody knows California white wines should be served cold and reds should be savored at room temperature. But, “Which room temperature?” asks winemaker/owner Helen Rommel of Lodi’s D’Art Winery. Would … Continue Reading California Red Wine at Room Temperature? Is that 80°, 70° or 60°? Winemakers Weigh In on Favorite Temps
Drinking California wine doesn’t make you smarter, it just seems that way. That’s why we take notes on our wine tastings. Writing tasting notes on a wineries’ flight sheet seemed … Continue Reading Notes On California Wine: Keeping Your Head Straight While Tasting
If you take a bite of a particularly ugly piece of candy, would you keep eating it? If you take a sip of a particularly ugly glass of wine, would … Continue Reading How to Taste Bottles of Wine All Day: Spit vs. Drinking, Savor vs. Gulping
California Bottles of Wine by Sans Liege Rhone Style Blending on the Central Coast A bottle of wine is comprised of earth, plant, weather and the winemaker’s knowledge and palate. … Continue Reading California Central Coast Bottles of Wine
Justin’s New Owners – Roll Global Buys Into A California Bottle of Wine- Is the corporatization of Justification the disintegration of a good bottle of wine? Some say yes, especially … Continue Reading A Justification For Changing Their Bottles of Wine
Finding a Good Bottle of Wine At 6,750 Feet- Seeking a good bottle of wine in California you’ll normally find yourself on the Central Coast, the valleys north of San … Continue Reading Searching Big Bear For A Good Bottle of California Wine
A Bottle of Zinfandel Wine From Edna Valley Seeking an interesting California Bottle of Wine, we’ve always cruised down Highway 101 out of San Luis Obispo and driven PCH on … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine, A Block of Cheese, Crackers and Warm Sunshine at Saucelito Canyon Winery
Two hours and 21 bottles of Pinot Noir later, we found our winners, seven good and interesting wines to offer our yacht club. As chairs of our yacht club wine … Continue Reading 2 Hours & 21 Bottles of Pinot Noir Wine
While the winemakers of Santa Rita Hills (near Lompoc) specialize in good bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine, there is one local winemaker declaring his winery a House of … Continue Reading A Bottle of Sangiovese Wine, From Lompoc?
The winemakers in the Paso Robles AVA make a great bottle of wine, and we’ve not written about them much even though it’s a favorite place for us to sample … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine From Eos Estates- They Finally Define An Identity
Every appellation produces a distinctive bottle of wine, and the appellations in California’s Monterey area prove the point. We really enjoy the taste of wines from this region. They’re a … Continue Reading Monterey Bottle of Wine – Hahn Vineyards
On the price point spectrum, where does your favorite bottle of wine reside? Are you in the economy zone, mid-level but not great or the premium fantastic zone? What price … Continue Reading A Bottle of Wine’s Value – Where is Your Price Point?
While looking for a good interesting California bottle of wine you’ll inevitably run into people expounding the virtues of their great wines along with their ‘best in the world’ wine club … Continue Reading California Bottle of Wine’s W.I.N.O. Pledge
Some say aerating a bottle of wine is to simply uncork a bottle and let it breathe for 10 minutes. Some prefer to decant their bottle into a crystal carafe … Continue Reading To Aerate A Bottle of Wine? That is the Question
A pristine cork, pulled from a bottle of wine, is an elegant sign of a savory things to come. But not all is perfect in this world. Overheated bottles or … Continue Reading Bottle of Wine Cork Vs. Screw Cap – The Weakness of Sealing Wine With Cork